Faye Ma

Fanyi Faye Ma is a first-year Ph.D. student in ethnomusicology whose interests include Sinophone, postcolonial, diaspora, and Asian/Asian American Studies; music and performance in transnational and global China; and religion and vernacular and performative practices. She is also currently thinking about ethnomusicological education and neoliberal multiculturalism in American higher education; the disjuncture between area studies and ethnic studies (and its manifestation in music studies); "world music" and global racial capitalism in emerging markets; and spectating the launching and landing of spacecrafts as a staged performance and religious experience in different nationalisms. 

Faye previously earned a B.A. from Swarthmore College, where she studied Asian Studies, Music, and Religion.

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